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October 15, 2019

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Learning with Legos

Just ask an Ada elementary student

Did you know that Legos can talk? Just listen.

“I’m unique because I’m good at drawing.”
“I’m unique because I have a lot of friends.”
“I’m unique because I love reading and math.”

Legos climb the walls at Ada elementary this month and the words on the Legos are written by Ada elementary students.

Using the theme “connect” – appropriate for the plastic blocks – students in Kindergarten through sixth grade are understanding what connects them as a class, school and community.

During a focus time earlier this month, each student identified one way that student is unique and one way that student connects to someone else in class.

Miss Vicki's Music Studio fall class sign-up underway

Music with your child or grandchild; and group piano classes for youth

Sign-up for two music classes beginning in mid-October is now underway at Miss Vicki’s Music Studio, Ada.

Music with your child or grandchild
Interested in making music with your child or grandchild?

The class offers a mixed ages music class from babies to 4-year-olds in a weekly series starting Monday, Oct. 14, and continuing through May of 2020.

Registration is now open for all 24 sessions, or registrants may choose semester 1 or semester 2. Classes are Fridays from 4:55 to 5:30 p.m.

A walk down the midway

Here's Ada's Main Street last Saturday

All photos by Ken Collins –
Elements of a small town weekend festival:
• Close Main Street
• Watch a parade
• Lots of food
• Free pony rides
• Queen contestants
• and, most important, stop and shop at over 140 craft and community booths.

Ken Collins took a walk – actually several – up and down the midway of Saturday's Ada Area Chamber of Commerce Harvest and Herb Festival. He shares a dozen or so photos with viewers below.

Village receives $18,444; school $13,060 from Bureau of Workers' Compenstation

Part of BWC agency rollback

Ada and Liberty Township and neighboring municipal governments will receive funds from the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) as part of the agency’s rollout this week of $172 million in dividend checks to Ohio’s public employers.

CLICK HERE for the entire statewide distribution.

Here's Ada's October calendar...and November's calendar

Listing everything from homecoming, Halloween and finishing with breakfast with Santa

October and November in Ada – where do we begin? It takes four pages of single-space typing to tell the entire story.

It begins on Oct. 1 with a visit from the mobile dentist at Ada schools. Then, there’s the open house of the James Lehr Kennedy Engineering Building, followed by homecomings for both Ohio Northern University and Ada High School.

Don’t forget all the Halloween-related community events, library storytime with the Lima Symphony Orchestra, Ada Music Boosters Music Feast, parent-teacher conference, and concluding in late November with a breakfast with Santa at The Inn at ONU.

Darlene Bowers compiles the calendar for the Icon.

SR 103 detour begins Sept. 30

State Route 103 just east of Hancock County Road 183, between the villages of Arlington and Mount Blanchard, will close Monday, Sept. 30, for approximately five days for a culvert replacement.

Traffic will be detoured onto U.S. 68, U.S. 30, and state Route 37 back to state Route 103. Work is being performed by the ODOT Hancock County maintenance garage.